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Contemporary Mathematics for Business & Consumers 8th Edition

Robert Brechner | George Bergeman

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Help even your most uncertain students overcome math anxiety and confidently master key mathematical concepts and their business applications with CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS AND CONSUMERS, 8th Edition. Its unique modular approach engages students with an interactive learning experience that includes numerous real-world business examples and integrated teaching technology. Enhanced over eight editions, it has retained its proven step-by-step instructional model, which lets you and your students progress together one topic at a time without being intimidated or overwhelmed. This new edition offers a fresh, reader-friendly design, a personalized study plan, problems with interactive solutions, and videos created by the author that walk students through sample problems.

Robert Brechner, Miami-Dade College

Robert A. Brechner was Professor Emeritus, School of Business, at Miami Dade College -- the largest multi-campus community college in the country. For 42 years he taught business math, principles of business, marketing, advertising, public relations, management, and personal finance. He was Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton; International Fine Arts College, Miami; and Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He consulted widely with industrial companies. In addition to CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS, Professor Brechner authored numerous other successful texts highlighting annuities, management, business math and applied math.

George Bergeman, Northern Virginia Community College

George Bergeman's teaching career of over 25 years began at a small college in West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer and continued at Northern Virginia Community College, one of the largest multi-campus colleges in the country. Teaching awards include Faculty Member of the Year honors at his campus. He is the author of numerous software packages that provide targeted and effective support for instruction. His first package was a statistics software/workbook combination published in 1985, and since then, George has developed a variety of software packages to support statistics, calculus, developmental math, finite math, and math of finance. MathCue.Business™ in conjunction with Contemporary Mathematics for Business and Consumers has been a focal point for George for more than 19 years. During that time, he worked closely with Bob Brechner to develop and refine the package, and he co-authored the seventh and eighth editions of the text.

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  • SPECIAL FEATURES ENGAGE STUDENTS AND CONNECT BUSINESS MATH TOPICS TO ISSUES AND CONCERNS ENCOUNTERED IN EVERYDAY LIFE AS WELL AS IN BUSNESS SETTINGS. This new edition is reader-driven with a striking visual format designed to appeal to today’s student. “Business Math Journal” and “In the Business World” features stimulate student curiosity as they highlight the most current news and statistics related to chapter topics. Numerous captivating real-life examples illustrate each chapter’s key concepts, whereas all-new “Dollars and Sense” features provide helpful personal finance and business money tips.
  • BUSINESS DECISION EXERCISES INTEGRATE MULTIPLE CONCEPTS. Business Decision Exercises in each section give students the opportunity to apply multiple concepts within a detailed, realistic business scenario. These proven exercises sharpen students’ critical-thinking skills, provide a solid review of topics, and help students see the usefulness of the concepts they are learning.
  • Each and every text objective is accompanied by a video created by author George Bergeman that walks students through detailed, step-by-step solutions to sample problems.

Contemporary Mathematics for Business & Consumers


1. Whole Numbers.
2. Fractions.
3. Decimals.
4. Checking Accounts.
5. Using Equations to Solve Business Problems.
6. Percents and Their Applications in Business.
7. Invoices, Trade and Cash Discounts.
8. Markup and Markdown.
9. Payroll.
10. Simple Interest and Promissory Notes.
11. Compound Interest and Present Value.
12. Annuities.
13. Consumer and Business Credit.
14. Mortgages.
15. Financial Statements and Ratios.
16. Inventory.
17. Depreciation.
18. Taxes.
19. Insurance.
20. Investments.
21. Business Statistics and Data Presentation.

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ISBN: 9781305585782
The companion website for Brechner’s Contemporary Mathematics for Business & Consumers, 8e, gives students crossword puzzles, flashcards, and a glossary for each chapter. There students will also find solutions to the Jump Start exercises, excel templates, a calculator guide, and Excel exercises. Instructors will also find PowerPoints, a sample syllabus, an Instructor’s Manual, and the book’s tests in various formats.

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Annotated Instructor's Edition

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Easily introduce your students to today’s mathematics concepts as this invaluable Annotated Instructor’s Edition provides Classroom Activity suggestions, Teaching Tips located in the margins, and worked-out solutions to all problems and exercises. You’ll find the support you need to reinforce the text’s unique modular approach to help your students overcome math anxiety and master key math concepts and their practical business applications using Excel™ and CengageNOW.



ISBN: 9781305585782